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JOB DESCRI PTI ON
OPERATIONAL SUPPORT SERVICE Strategic Deployment Stocks Unit, Logistics Operations
Section
Position: Logistics Officer
Responsibilities
(The f ollowing duties are generic and may dif f er depending on the requirements of the f ield mis-sion.)
Under the supervision of the Chief Integrated Support Services (CISS), the Logistics Of f icer is
responsible f or the f ollowing duties: Prepare logistics and support plans, deployment timelines and budget
requirements f or planned or new operations; Develop logistical plans f or existing operations; Develop
logistics contingency plans; Develop plans f or downsizing or liquidation; Develop and implement
methodologies and tools to enable ef f ective execution of logistic plans; Formulate Standard Operating
Procedures; Manage logistics operations, including, material and personnel; Ensure timely, accountable
and cost-ef f ective delivery of peacekeeping cargos and personnel; Ensure that supervised staf f
members are adequately trained and cross-trained; Identif y additional training needs to achieve high
working standards; Coordinate and provide logistics support to ongoing air, land, river or rail operations;
Ensure that logistics requirements take account of gender-specif ic needs; Coordinate logistics activities
with procurement, f inance, humanitarian af f airs and other substantive units; Develop and implement
ogistics support policy, procedures and methodologies to the common benef it of all mission units; Prepare
reports on personnel and material movements and other operational logistics issues; Participate in
technical survey missions f or new missions and pre-deployment verif ication visits to troop contributing
countries; Identif y, plan and manage special logistics operations; Ensure that accurate and complete
accounting, reporting and internal control systems are f unctioning and that all relevant records are
maintained; Prepare logistics preparedness reviews; Coordinate logistics operations with UN agencies,
UN military, UN police and other organizations upon request; Guide and supervise the work of new/junior
logistics of f icers or staf f ; Assume responsibilities of certif ying of f icer upon request; Perf orm other
related tasks as required.
Competencies
Prof essionalism - Strong personal initiative and willingness to accept responsibilities; comprehensive
grasp of logistics operations and practices; ability to deploy to remote locations and to operate
independently in austere environment on short notice f or limited duration; commitment to implementing the
goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and f ull involvement of women and men in all
aspects of peace operations. Leadership - Ability to manage and mentor a technical team by
demonstrating leadership. Communication - Good communication skills including ability to prepare and
present concise oral and written logistics operations reports, brief ings, updates and other documentation;
ability to conduct meetings. Management - Demonstrated management skills. Planning and Organizing -
Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor work plans. Judgment/Decision Making -
Sound judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a rank of issues/problems. Client Orientation -
Good negotiating skills and ability to inf luence others to reach agreement. Technological Awareness -
Ability to develop and operate common database sof tware, spreadsheet, project management
applications and complex text documents. Teamwork - Good interpersonal skills; ability to lead teamwork
sessions; demonstrated ability to develop and maintain ef f ective working relationships with logistic
counterparts in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect f or diversity.
QUALIFICATIONS
Education
Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in Business Administration, Engineering or related
f ields. A f irst level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualif ications and
experience in areas such as transport or logistic operations/management, supply chain management, etc.
may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience
At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in logistics operations. Experience in
international peacekeeping or military operations is an asset.
Languages
Fluency in spoken and written English or French; knowledge of a second of f icial UN language is an
advantage and sometimes a requirement. Fluency in the local language may be essential.
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